It is the most beautiful day in Charlotte. It was in the 60’s when I woke up this morning and now the sun is shining and temperatures are hovering right around 80 with lower humidity. My ideal weather! I headed into the gym to train some early clients before taking off to teach and practice yoga. The amazing Johnna Smith was subbing this morning and it’s always a treat to catch her class since she travels so much. I can’t even explain to you how great my body felt afterwards. We spent a long time at the end of class in hip openers and inversions. It seemed like I was floating out of the room at the end of class. You have to soak up these special practices! 🙂 All I’ve wanted to do since returning from my trip is yoga since I ran every day while I was gone.
A less happy update on the Sullie front…she had an allergic reaction to something that caused a terrible rash on her belly and around her back leg. She chewed and scratched at it so much that it became infected and raw. She hadn’t eaten in three days, had lost 5 pounds and was very lethargic (which is totally not her style) so Brandon and I rushed her to the vet on Monday morning. I will spare you the photos because they are so bad and make me so sad but they had to shave a big area on her belly and back leg. She has to wear a cone and a sock to keep her from getting at the infected places. She’s on steroids and antibiotics and the vet is confident that she’ll make a full and quick recovery.
I’ve been keeping a close eye on her and she seems to be improving. I fed her chicken and rice for dinner last night and again for breakfast this morning and she inhaled it so I’m happy to see her eating. I’ve been able to take her cone off this morning in my office and she’s leaving things alone so I’m hoping the itching has subsided with the steroid. Poor thing! It is awful to see her in so much pain and discomfort.
Post-vet lunch back at the gym was carrot ginger soup with tons of carrots and peas. It was vegan and the market I got it from uses a cashew cream to thicken the soup. Carrot ginger is my favorite variety of soup ever. After lunch Sullie and I split a blueberry greek yogurt bar so that I could sneak her pills in. It was the only thing on hand at the gym that I could get her to eat. Sullie thought it was an awesome treat. And yes, I have reached new levels of dog mom ridiculousness…I split a bar with my dog.
I recently cut back on early morning and late night teaching/training and it’s been so nice to sleep in some mornings and to leave work at a regular hour some evenings. This is a REALLY hard thing to do in the fitness industry. The biggest bonus is that it’s giving me more time to cook. Last night’s dinner was pecan crusted chicken tenders, roasted okra and rice with sauteed spinach. I may or may not have eaten a chocolate peanut butter oat ball from the depths of the freezer after! I cross my heart that I will post the recipe soon!
And here are the winners (randomly generated) of the Violet Love Headband Giveaway.
Congrats ladies! I will e-mail you to get your shipping info!
Off to kiss the pup. Y’all have a wonderful day!